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Review of Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock

Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Sigiriya
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: The remnants of a fifth century royal rock fortress.
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Excellent and must visit place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A must visit place to see. Get ready to walk a lot of distance and then to climb the 1600 steps to get an awesome view. Well maintained.
Only negative point i see that, they do not have any rest room nor a shop to atleast get some water.

Visited October 2012
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“A MUST do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A moderately challenging climb, but enjoyable. The view is spectacular once you reach the top. Take it slow and hope that the day you choose to climb it isn't too hot. Our guide tried to scam demand more money out of us at the end, which wasn't night but we had plenty of advice beforehand on what to pay. Approx Rs1500 - 2000 per group is appropriate. Don't pay anymore! If you don't want to mess around with a guide the Museum next door provides excellent information.

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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The rock formations, the mirror wall, the Lion's Paw are all impressive, with lots of birds & lizards around. The view from the top is fantastic. A Health & Safety fanatic's nightmare!

Visited October 2012
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Amman
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“Breath taking views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

So many steps to go up, so many! you need medium level of fitness, or very strong will with poor fitness to do it.

Do not expect to see anything amazing at the top aside from the views of the surroundings. There are some ruins around, but that is it.

You do not need a guide to take you around, just decline the numerous offers you will receive upon arrival.. just stay straight and go up, when you are done, it is mostly the same way down!

Visited October 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well worth visiting, but not if you find climbing steps or heights a problem. However it is a once in a lifetime place, and well worth the effort of climbing to the top, if only to say you did it.

Visited May 2012
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